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Foster, Joanne – Parenting for High Potential, 2013
The author of this article implores parents to take the word "I" off the table. Instead of thinking "What can I do for my children?" consider, "What can they do for themselves?" How can one invoke children's independence and initiative? Start by inspiring them to investigate, imagine, and use their intellect.…
Descriptors: Child Development, Child Role, Interests, Cognitive Development
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Terry, Alice W. – Parenting for High Potential, 2012
How can parents help their children develop the sensitivity and compassion of people like Henry David Thoreau, Mahatma Gandhi, Rachel Carson, and Martin Luther King, Jr.? Participation for gifted students in service-learning programs, both in and out of school, may be one helpful method. In the last two decades, there has been a resurgence of…
Descriptors: Altruism, Academically Gifted, Service Learning, Gifted
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Roberts, Julia Link; Inman, Tracy Ford – Parenting for High Potential, 2011
In their last column, the authors described a Gold Standard School--a place in which all children thrive including the gifted and talented. The Checklist for a Gold Standard School, which is included in this article, highlights the main characteristics of such a school including a focus on continuous progress, talent development, policies that…
Descriptors: Check Lists, Talent Development, Advocacy, Child Advocacy
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Cooper, Carolyn R. – Parenting for High Potential, 2011
In this article, the author presents questions that can help parents determine: (1) whether or not their child's school has a special program for gifted and talented (GT) students; (2) how valid it is; and (3) whether or not it's appropriate for their high-potential child. Each question is direct, to the point, and intended to help parents find…
Descriptors: Special Programs, Gifted, Parents, Academically Gifted
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Grantham, Tarek C.; Henfield, Malik S. – Parenting for High Potential, 2011
Today, there are more program options in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) than ever before. Because people are living in an age of increasing globalization, advocates of gifted children must understand that involvement in STEM fields is paramount for the children to be competitive in the job market and for the nation to…
Descriptors: Gifted, Student Participation, Global Approach, Educational Opportunities
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McGee, Christy D. – Parenting for High Potential, 2011
Bullying happens every day in classrooms and on playgrounds all over the world. Parents, when faced with the fact that their child has become the target of a bully, experience a stream of emotions: anger, fear, the need to protect, and the realization that the child must go back to school or out to play and face the bully again the next day. Many…
Descriptors: Bullying, Social Networks, Student Experience, Peer Relationship